sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate

sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate
Description

3C SMFC (sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate ) Powder is a third generation high range water reducing and superplasticizing powder admixture for use in concrete and mortar. It is based on polycondensation of sulfated melamine resin to form sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate.

sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate – Applications

sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate may be used in a variety of concrete applications but is especially suited for the production of mortar and concrete dry mix. 3C sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate facilitates extreme water reduction, excellent flowability, optimal cohesion, and promotes excellent self compacting behavior.

3C sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate is recommended for the following applications:

  • Grouts in general
  • pre-cast concrete
  • Screeds in general
  • Self leveling Screeds
  • Gypsum and Anhydrite Screeds

3C sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate has been formulated to provide maximum water reduction however is suitable and may be utilized for all levels of water reduction.

Benefits

sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate is a unique, specially formulated melamine resin powder that combines different mechanisms and is compatible with a variety of cement chemistries. Through surface adsorption and dispersing effect on the binder particles, in parallel to the hydration process, the following advantages may be observed:

  • Effective when utilized with cements that have high , sulphate and alkali content.
  • Effective when utilized with ordinary portland cements (OPC) and blends of OPC
    and aluminate cements.
  • Compatible with other additives of 3C.
  • Extremely high water reduction (resulting in high density and strengths).
  • Excellent flowability (resulting in greatly reduced placing and compacting efforts).
  • Increased high early strength development.
  • Improved shrinkage and creep behavior.
  • Low absorption time, “wets out” faster then competitive materials.
  • Less retardation.
  • Ideal for use in self-leveling, self-compacting applications.

Dosage

Depending on the application, the dosage of sulfonated meamine formaldehyde condensate varies from 0.1 to 0.5% of the powder weight. At high dosage 3C sulfonated melamine formaldehyde condensate powder can cause retardation as well as at low temperatures.